Suicide Squad Director Says R-Rated Sequel Would Be Worth Lobbying For

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After 20th Century Fox's Deadpool proved R-rated superhero films could be lucrative, people began wondering what other comic book properties would be best suited for the mature rating. Near the top of the list would be Suicide Squad, a film filled to the gills with some of some of DC Comics' most notorious villains

The only problem with that is that Suicide Squad was already well into post-production by the time Deadpool began shattering box office records. However, director David Ayer is more than willing to explore a possible R-rating for a Suicide Squad sequel, if there is one.

"For an R movie, you have to decide to do it right out the gate, and that was never the case here," Ayer told MTV News at CinemaCon. "We were always going to hit the PG-13 rating. But the film is meant to be that. It's got edge, and it's got attitude. And it's got its own voice… There's a lot in the film that's going to surprise people."

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.

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